9780415319270

The Information Society Reader

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415319270

  • ISBN10:

    0415319277

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-12-17
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

There has been much debate over the idea of "the information society." Some thinkers have argued that information is becoming the key ordering principle in society, whereas others suggest that the rise of information has been overstated. Whatever the case, though, it cannot be denied that "informization" has produced vast changes in advanced societies. The Information Society Readerpulls together the main contributions to this debate from some of the key figures in the field--Manuel Castells, Daniel Bell, Anthony Giddens, Michel Foucault and Christopher Lasch.. This authoritative anthology addresses a wide array of topics and issues, such as: Post-industrialism; Surveillance; Network Security; Digital Democracy; the Digital Divide; and Virtual Relations. With a comprehensive introduction from Frank Webster, and section introductions contextualising the readings,The Information Society Readerwill be an invaluable resource for students and academics studying contemporarysociety and all things cyber.

Table of Contents

series editor's preface ix
Acknowledgements xi
Frank Webster
INTRODUCTION: INFORMATION SOCIETY STUDIES
1(8)
PART ONE
The Information society
9(4)
Frank Webster
INTRODUCTION
9(4)
Advocates
13(30)
1 Yoneji Masuda
IMAGE OF THE FUTURE INFORMATION SOCIETY
15(6)
2 Charles Leadbeater
LIVING ON THIN AIR
21(10)
3 Esther Dyson, George Gilder, George Keyworth and Alvin Toffler
CYBERSPACE AND THE AMERICAN DREAM
31(12)
Critics
43(38)
4 Langdon Winner
WHO WILL WE BE IN CYBERSPACE?
45(10)
5 Theodore Roszak
THE CULT OF INFORMATION
55(7)
6 Kevin Robins and Frank Webster
THE LONG HISTORY OF THE INFORMATION REVOLUTION
62(19)
PART TWO
Post-Industrial society
81(52)
Harri Melin
INTRODUCTION
81(5)
7 Daniel Bell
POST-INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY
86(17)
8 Krishan Kumar
FROM POST-INDUSTRIAL TO POST-MODERN SOCIETY
103(18)
9 John Urry
IS BRITAIN THE FIRST POST-INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY?
121(12)
PART THREE
The Network Society
133(52)
Frank Webster
INTRODUCTION
133(5)
10 Manuel Castells
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE INFORMATION AGE
138(12)
11 Manuel Castells
THE INFORMATION CITY, THE NEW ECONOMY, AND THE NETWORK SOCIETY
150(15)
12 Nicholas Garnham
INFORMATION SOCIETY THEORY AS IDEOLOGY
165(20)
PART FOUR
Transformations
185(70)
Frank Webster
INTRODUCTION
185(5)
13 John Urry
MOBILE SOCIOLOGY
190(14)
14 Robert Reich
THE THREE JOBS OF THE FUTURE
204(8)
15 Nico Stehr
THE ECONOMIC STRUCTURE OF KNOWLEDGE SOCIETIES
212(25)
16 Anne Balsamo
FORMS OF TECHNOLOGICAL EMBODIMENT
237(18)
PART FIVE
Divisions
255(42)
Kaarle Nordenstreng
INTRODUCTION
255(5)
17 Herbert Schiller
DATA DEPRIVATION
260(13)
18 Pippa Norris
THE DIGITAL DIVIDE
273(14)
19 Christopher Lasch
THE DEGRADATION OF THE PRACTICAL ARTS
287(10)
PART SIX
Surveillance
297(48)
Raimo Biom
INTRODUCTION
297(5)
20 Michel Foucault
PANOPTICISM
302(11)
21 Shoshana Zuboff
MANAGING THE IN FORMATED ORGANIZATION
313(14)
22 David Lyon
NEW DIRECTIONS IN THEORY
327(18)
PART SEVEN
Democracy
345(48)
Erkki Karvonen
INTRODUCTION
345(5)
23 Jürgen Habermas
THE PUBLIC SPHERE
350(7)
24 Nicholas Garnham
THE MEDIA AND THE PUBLIC SPHERE
357(9)
25 John Keane
STRUCTURAL TRANSFORMATIONS OF THE PUBLIC SPHERE
366(13)
26 Zizi Papacharissi
THE VIRTUAL SPHERE: THE INTERNET AS A PUBLIC SPHERE
379(14)
PART EIGHT
Virtualities
393(46)
Ensio Puoskari
INTRODUCTION
393(5)
27 Mark Poster
THE MODE OF INFORMATION AND POSTMODERNITY
398(13)
28 Eric Michaels
FOR A CULTURAL FUTURE
411(13)
29 Sadie Plant
THE FUTURE LOOMS: WEAVING WOMEN AND CYBERNETICS
424(15)
Index 439

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